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Computer Science in Applications (Computer Science in Vehicle Technology), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
Electronics and software in vehicle technology have become increasingly important. At the same time job entrants are faced with high demands due to the complex development processes in the automotive industry. For this reason graduates require increasingly specialised knowledge in the subject areas electronics, software and the networking of vehicles.


The degree "Computer Science in Applications" accentuates the engineering constructive character of computer science which is essential for the creation of software systems. Students are taught specific skills from the area of application which are necessary for the creation and application of software systems from the area. The mathematical and natural scientific foundations are also geared to the area of application.

Essentially the degree differs from the classical "Computer Science" degree in two ways:

  • Students choose an area of application which is the focus of their degree at an early stage. In this area of application (which makes up about 30% of the degree) students are taught further specific computer science skills and above all skills from another engineering subject. The computer science course itself isn't as diverse as in the "Computer Science" degree.
  • The degree "Computer Science in Applications" focuses more on computer science as an engineering discipline. This is reflected in the fact that the constructive elements of the "Computer Science" degree are included in the course and mathematics is replaced by engineering mathematics (called "advanced mathematics" in Kaiserslautern).


Accreditation from the ASIIN.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Autonomous Mobile Robots
  • Automotive Software: Techniques and Applications
  • Automotive Software Engineering
  • Hardware-Software Systems
  • Virtual Prototyping and HW/SW Co-Design
  • Bus Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A graduate certificate from the previous degree course and further documents which show the final mark, length of study and courses taken (e.g. in the form of an academic transcript, transcript of records or corresponding performance records),
  • a statement including motive for the proposed admittance to the course and an explanation of study goals,
  • a description of career and personal background with explanations about practical knowledge and experience where necessary,
  • letters of recommendation from at least 2 university lecturers;
  • proof of basic German is particularly important as stated in the enrollment regulations of TU Kaiserslautern. 

Tuition Fee

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  • 220,25 EUR/ semester, social insurance contribution 
    (includes student ticket covering public transport services in and around Kaiserslautern)

Living costs for Kaiserslautern

  • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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